Tilemill is a open-source map design program (multi-platform) using the mapnik rendering engine. Maps are styled in Carto (a css-like language) using a variety of data sources (postgis databases, shapefiles, geojson, spreadsheets), and can be exported in mbtiles, Vectors and Raster graphics.

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How to import SRTM data for the whole planet into TileMill

I need to get SRTM elevation data for the whole planet into TileMill. I already walked through the instructions on Steve Bennett's blog and it worked fine for small areas. The problem is now that for ...
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TileMill OGR Plugin: Failed to read GeoJSON data

I'm trying to load the following into a TileMill layer as the file build1.geojson { "type": "Feature", "geometry": { "type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[ ...
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Getting coordinates to create geojson

I have a geotiff that I have been working with in tilemill and I would like to select portions (buildings) in the map and create new layers as geojson objects. My issue is I don't know how to get the ...
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When I publish a layer(shapefile or postgis) with TileMill, 200 meters moves

I hope someone can help me. Not if you know the TileMill application I'm working with her to publish layers look more beautiful. Well, first I have posted directly loading the shp file., But when ...
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TileMill Exports Failing

I'm having trouble exporting my map in TileMill (v0.10.1). I'm using OSM Bright with a PostGIS database connection to import OpenStreetMap data. When exporting an SVG or PDF through the user interface ...
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...
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How to start creating a map and exporting it as a raster MBTiles file

I am new to this whole GIS thing (my background is software-development, but not GIS) but I am super interested in making maps. So I started playing around with TileMill and was making my first steps ...
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Importing multiple GeoTiffs in TileMill

I am a software engineer that is very new in the geo world. So excuse my ignorance if this question seems simple or if terms I use are totally wrong. Problem: I have been tasked with taking multiple ...
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Geojson not rendered with Mapnik

I am trying to generate a tile with Mapnik with a GeoJSON. The stylesheet.xml with the part to render the GeoJSON is the following: <Style name="cities" filter-mode="first"> <Rule> ...
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mapnik generate_tiles.py error using .xml from TileMill

I wanted to render png tiles (like form tile server of osm). I made postGIS db, succesfully run TileMill with OSMBright style. I read that I need now export mapnik xml from TileMill. I checked Mapnik ...
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How to render overlapping bus trips as one route from OSM?

I would like to create bus map for my city from OSM data. I imported data into Postgresql with osm2psql and I can render routes with Mapnik. But the problem is that same route ref is shown multiple ...
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Performance problems using big points shapefile in TileMill

I've downloaded all the addresses in Italy from OSM and now I've a shapefile with more 514.000 points (16.065 KBbyte when zipped). I need to publish them with other geospatial information (points ...
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Drawing text and line-dasharray

Is it possible with TileMills and CartoCSS?
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Create basemap tiles for a custom shape (for reducing the tiles count)

in order to create a world wide tiles (for a basemap) in acceaptable zoom level one must have a huge hd (see in this post). but, most of the world is sea... so i want to create x levels of the whole ...
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CartoCSS layer visibility

I am working in TileMill and I have a number of layers in two different levels of detail. I have assigned classes to the layers "highdetail" and "lowdetail", and I know how to use the zoom selector - ...
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How do I import a PNG as a TileMill layer?

I want to use the NASA "Blue Marble" images as the basis of a map tile set for a Leaflet.js map. It seems like using TileMill is the easiest way of building up my tiles, and opens a lot of options ...
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Can you use nested properties to style features in CartoCSS

I've imported a GeoJSON layer into TileMill and am having trouble styling based on the properties in the features. The features' properties objects have objects nested within them, and I haven't found ...
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Opening TileMill from Ubuntu launcher after building from source

I build TileMill from source following this tutorial. Now I can open it by going to the folder cd ~/tilemill and run node index.js. This all works fine. But I want to open it using the Ubuntu ...
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label placment in multipolygon with cartocss (Denmark, Greenland)

I am rendering an interactive world map with Tilemill and I have the problem that the country name for Denmark is placed onto Greenland. This is because Denmark is represented as a multipolygon with ...
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Hover effects using CartoCSS: Is this possible?

I'm trying to make a simple map of parcels in TileMill. Right now when I hover over a parcel, the information for that parcel appears in a teaser. That's simple enough. However, when working with ...
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Greek labels in tilemill

I have a shapefile with greek characters. When i import it in tilemill, they appear unreadable. Is there any way to show them properly?
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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How to ensure that Tilemill interprets my postgis query as intended?

One of my layers (a postgis query from my local osm2pgsql database) is being translated incorrectly in Tilemill. The query is attempting to select the way, the area of the polygon, and the sport=* ...
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Carto CSS variables

Does anyone know whether it's possible to use a variable within an attribute selector. For example I define my variable at the top of the file: @lowZoomMax: 9; And then reference it as follows: ...
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How to make a private OSM (Save personal information to) a map using OpenLayer or Tilemill or mapbox

OSM (OpenStreetMap) is great for making a real time public map for general purposes but what if I want to add private info to a map such as the location and date of my first kiss or a note about every ...
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How to set tolerance value of ST_Intersects query in TileMill?

I want to place river names in Tilemill. I use "text-dy" to displace label from the center line of a river. But for labeling polygonal rivers, names extracted from lines are used too. So at a small ...
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Query data without opening up database?

I have a bunch of polygon data that I want users to be able to sort/filter based on certain criteria. I have the data in a CartoDB table, and can pretty easily use some SQL calls to achieve what I ...
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GEOTIFF not showing up in Tile Mill

All: Forgive any lapses in terminology here, although English is my native language, GIS most definitely is not, and I am totally lost. Basically, I'm trying to convert a GEOTiff to a mbtile. I ...
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How to convert a PNG tile set into the Mbtiles format

I have exported a folder with PNGs tiles and I want to convert them into Mbtiles format to use with Mapbox (maybe via TileMill?). How can I do that? Is there a convertor where I can specify the ...
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How to define Z dimension on table with PostGIS for import in TileMill?

I'm trying to reproduce the idea behind this blogpost from Mapbox, but with other data, for example the ne_10m_populated_places_simple dataset from Natural Earth. By adding a z-dimension to the data ...
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Export to Mapbox (TileMill) from PSD (or SVG/PNG)

Newbie question: I designed a map (not Earth-related) in Photoshop and I want to use something like Mapbox to serve the map and make it dynamic (bounding boxes, zoom in/out, etc). How can I go from an ...
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Projection problem? — OpenLayers, Drupal, and MapBox

I've installed OpenLayers in Drupal 7 and created a view that pulls geofield data for a "Geography" vocabulary (states, tribes, and U.S. jurisdictions) and shows points on a map that I'm storing on ...
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What is the best way to host mbtiles?

What is/are the best way(s) to host mbtiles? I have tried: hosting on my own server with tileserver.php: this works and is very straighforward and simple to set up, but doesn't seem to be super ...
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Some text-sizes of labels are not working in TileMill

I am using TileMill to create some offline tiles. Currently I have problem that some of the text sizes are not working and they are displayed as weird signs. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? ...
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How to add title to mapbox <iframe> embed

I am embedding a map I made in Tilemill/Mapbox onto a Wix website. Items of the map such as legend, title, and description are not automatically included in the embed. I learned how to add the legend ...
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Edit tilemill legend to add circle symbol

I am trying to edit my tilemill legend so that instead of displaying a red rectangle as below, it displays a red circle (I'm making a proportional symbol map). What line would I need to add in my ...
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CartoCSS detect odd vs even for use in labeling conditional

I liked the part in the advanced label styling about randomly asigning a 0 or 1 to control label placement and then using as a conditional #labels { text-name: "[name]"; text-face-name: ...
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Labeling in TileMill with CartoCSS - Add line break between variables

I am labeling some points in TileMill using CartoCSS. The labels are a composite of two variables text-name: [NAME]+' '+[TYPE]; The rule above inserts a space between the two variables. How can I ...
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Edit legend Tilemill legend items

I am trying to edit my legend in tilemill to add a "Note". What I did was essentially copy the legend-source code to do this. However, I would like the line spacing in the "Note" section to be ...
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How to add title in TileMill/Mapbox map

I have successfully made a legend and teasers for a tilemill map. However, I don't know how to add a title and don't see a function for it. If I wanted to add a title, how would I do that? Thank you, ...
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How can I assign multiple classes to a layer in TileMill?

In my TileMill project, I have my-class that is assigned to most of my layers. I also have my-other-class that I want to assign to just a few of those layers. I tried assigning 2 classes using a ...
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Can I make tiles with all countries but one transparent?

I would like to have one country in a given style and all other countries in another grayed out one. But styles should be changeable in the production webmap, so I need them to be independent of each ...
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Not all features available in OSM exports in TileMill

I'm using TileMill and OSM Bright to style an OpenStreetMap for hiking. The problem is that OSM Bright does not import all the OSM features for styling. I believe it's possible to add features in the ...
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TileMill: How to access geojson properties with CartoCSS

When trying to display a geojson layer in TileMill, is it possible to access the 'properties' of each feature? My geojson looks like this: "type": "Feature", "geometry": { ...
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Free website host for embedding tilemill/mapbox web map

I am hoping to design a simple interactive web map using TileMill. I am then planning on uploading that map to Mapbox.com, where I understand I will be given an embed code to put on a website. My ...
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Styling/Selecting based on a hstore column in TileMill?

I have added an OpenStreetMap dump file to PostGIS using osm2pgsql --hstore (and the default osm2pgsql style file). I have added and opened up this to TileMill. Is there anyway to style the map based ...
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How to add hyperlinks & embedded images to TileMill / Mapbox Tooltips?

I have a shapefile I am styling in TileMill; which will be imported later into a Mapbox webmap as MBTiles. There is an attribute field for each feature in the shapefile that contains a link to an ...
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Tilemill OSM Bright Installation problems

I followed the OSM Bright installation guide and patiently imported germany as osm data into tilemill (→ see here: ...
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Memory requirements to use TileMill efficently

When trying to run TileMill with OSM Bright all I get is a "code 3" error, which apparently stands for "out of memory" error. I'm trying to work on France, but I could restrict the work on one region ...
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How to get data from TileMill tileLayer properties in Mapbox for click/hover

I've successfully used Leaflet to load a geoJSON polygon-shapefile with data, and added click and hover interactivity to the layer. For a large dataset, I switched to mapbox.js 1.6.1, used TileMill to ...